shad said:Not sure why you'd pick the 9E over the SR9, as it has NON adjustable sights, and only comes with one magazine.
GKC said:shad said:Not sure why you'd pick the 9E over the SR9, as it has NON adjustable sights, and only comes with one magazine.
The rear sight is drift adjustable, just not for elevation. I actually prefer the "fixed" sight, myself, and the sight picture on the 9E is just slightly longer, since the sights are flush mounted.
I opted for the 9E since I don't like an LCI, I prefer the blued slide, and it was $100 cheaper (AFTER tax) than the SR9 was (BEFORE tax.) I bought a two-pack of 17 round magazines from Grab-A-Gun for about $40, so if you consider the price of the SR9 after tax, I'm still about $100 ahead with the 9E, plus I end up with three mags, instead of two.
I don't shoot competition, and this gun will be primarily for HD. The internals are all the same as the SR9, so for me, and my purpose, this was the better choice.
gunman42782 said:I much prefer the 9E. I don't like the loaded chamber indicator in the SR9, and honestly other than that there aint a whole lot of difference! Sights are different, serrations are different, and you only get one mag.
+100. Properly designed and protected (as it is on the SR9) an adjustable rear sight is more than strong and durable enough. The problem with a fixed sight is that it is fixed. If the point of impact isn't right for your eyes or load you are stuck. Why customize your load or hold point when you can customize your sight setting instead?t-reg said:The rear sight of the SR9 is a very well designed unit.
I have trouble seeing the argument of a fixed sight being more durable, drawable, or packable.